Amps with stereo chorus similar to a JC

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  1. ftbtx

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    Hello all,
    I am looking for an amp with a master volume, so I can play at bedroom levels, that has a stereo chorus similar to the Jazz Chorus. I know about the smaller JCs, but I don't believe they have a master volume and may still be too powerful to get good tones without pissing everyone off.

    Any inputs are welcome, or even pedals, etc. I will mostly be using the amp as a clean platform for modelers and pedals.

    Many thanks!
    FTB

    edit: I'd prefer a 2x10 or 2x12
     
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    Try with this.

    https://www.thomann.de/it/blackstar_blackstar_id_core_100.htm
     
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    You're welcome, i' ve posted another one...
     
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    Have you tried JCs at low volume? They sound good to me. My current favourite is the 2x10 JC-40.
     
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    the jc chorus is available as a pedal... ce-1/ce-2 or really any mn2007 based analog chorus will get you there. just a thought.
     
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    I'll give it a try. You have no problem getting good tone at low levels?
     
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    The old Fender Princeton Chorus SS amp 2 x 10 isn't bad at all really. Only 25 watts per side I think. maybe $150-$175 used.
     
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    No. I don't have a JC now, but I had a JC-120 back in the day, and I've checked out the JC-40 when it came out.

    They are clean, SS amps. I usually don't see any problem turning an amp like that down.

    As for simulating one with a pedal, one of the special things about the JC is that it is a stereo amp. The dry signal comes out one speaker and the chorused signal comes out the other.
     
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    How about a peavey studio chorus 210. It will give good tones at low volumes. My other choice would be the Princeton chorus.
     
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    Gallien Krueger had some in the 80s/90s. Not sure you'd want the combo versions, they had 6.5" or 8" speakers. Look them up yourself.
     
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    I've got a JC-77 that I can peel wallpaper off the wall with, or I can temper down and get pretty decent tone.

    One thing I have done in the past, is plug into the "Low" input jack. I believe it was originally made for keyboards, but I can turn the guitar volume up, and keep the levels acceptable to house-level.

    If you can find one of those, even thought they are still pretty heave, way easier to cart around than the 120, and the best chorus of their generation for sure.

    ~syf
     
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    You mean this right ?

     
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    ^^^^ may be your cheapest option. I personally have a Retro-Sonic Chorus based on the CE-1
     
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    but the OP wants true stereo from one amp.
     
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    That's one of them, but they also had a later model.
     
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    :). Memories...

    There was barely a london theatre pit in the late 80’s/early 90’s where that wasn’t the go to amp.
     
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    If weight is a consideration:

    JC-120 = 62lb, 2x12"
    JC-40 = 35lb, 2x10"
     
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    Because JC amps are all about clean tones, and since they are transistor amps, I really do not see the point of a master volume. They sound pretty much the same at lower and higher volumes (minus the speaker pushing some air, but you cannot have that with anything except volume anyway).
    I played on a JC40 last week, and the taper of the volume pot makes it easy to dial a real bedroom volume.
     
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